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The Big Screen: ‘Do The Right Thing’

In his 1989 film “Do the Right Thing,” Spike Lee captured a day in the life in a historically black Brooklyn neighborhood. And his story of racial tension and gentrification is just as relevant nearly 30 years after its debut. This week, we talk about the movie with Brandon Harris, author of “Making Rent in Bed-Stuy: A Memoir of Trying to Make It in New York City.”... | Read More

Review: ‘The Minotaur’ At Theatre Three

Good news. It looks like Theatre Three is playing in a new sandbox.

Over the last three years, North Texas theater leadership has experienced an extreme makeover. Five, long-time stage companies have undergone significant, sometimes tragic changes in artistic directors: Stage West (from the late founder Jerry Russell over to Dana Schultes), WaterTower Theatre (Terry Martin to Joanie... | Read More

A Look Ahead At The Week’s Art&Seek Picks

“Oh! We’re having a heatwave, a tropical heatwave The temperature’s rising, it isn’t surprising, She certainly can can-can!”

Just like the song, it certainly has been tropical lately in our neck of the woods lately, hasn’t it? Don’t let the sticky weather get you all out of sorts, cool down with some hot art. Whether it’s exhibition at one... | Read More

Hamilton’s Christopher Jackson Believes In Arts Education

This weekend, the youth acting troupe, the Junior Players, hosts a panel discussion about what equity in the arts means for young people — how they can be catalysts for change. The Junior Players’ “Youth In Arts Panel” is Saturday at Moody Performance Hall (formerly, Dallas City Performance Hall). You can also watch a livestream here at Art&Seek.

Recently,... | Read More

Art&Seek Jr: 10 End Of Summer Adventures

It seems like it was just yesterday we were making lists about all the cool things we were going to do this summer, and now here we are–searching the back-to-school bins at Target for a hot pink, zip-up, 3-ring binder. I know what you’re thinking. Where has the time gone?

Don’t worry. There’s still time to do some neato-torpedo stuff before it’s time to... | Read More

Flickr Photo Of The Week

Congratulations to Michael M. Kebede of Garland, the winner of the Flickr Photo of the Week contest. This is Michael’s second time to win the Flickr gold. His last win came back in May. He follows last week’s winner, Christopher Richey of Dallas.

If you would like to participate in the Flickr Photo of the Week contest, all you need to do is upload your photo to our... | Read More

Cora Cardona: And I’m Telling You, I’m Not Going.

Cora Cardona co-founded Teatro Dallas, and she’s led the company for 32 years. So the North Texas arts scene was rocked when the news came out recently that Cardona is stepping down. This is the director who created our first professional Latino company and who regularly brought in theater artists from all over the world.

But Cardona sat down with Art&Seek’s Jerome... | Read More

Viral Photos, A Doomsday Vault, Dallas Arts Groups Speak Out Against ‘Bathroom Bill’ & More Arts News

Happy Monday! Thanks for checking out Art&Seek’s weekly look back at the biggest and most important stories in the North Texas arts scene. If you or your friends want to know more about what’s happening in the North Texas arts world, check out our weekly newsletter. Click here to sign up.

A Quick Look At Art&Seek’s Reporting

In the Artist Spotlight,... | Read More

State Of The Arts: Photographer Dornith Doherty Is Archiving Eden

Photographer Dornith Doherty spent nine years documenting remote seed vaults around the world — and the seeds inside them. She even got inside the so-called doomsday vault, in Norway, near the North Pole, designed to help preserve samples of botanical life in case of worldwide catastrophe.

Her large, ghostly images capture life inside seeds as small as a grain of sand.  You... | Read More

What Do Young People Think About Cultural Equity?

Around North Texas, artists, cities and educators have been talking about cultural equity – who controls the resources for arts in our community, who has access to those resources, how decisions about them effect under-served communities. Young people are often missing from that conversation. But Junior Players hopes to change that. And you can join in.

A group of educators and... | Read More

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